Long Island Arts Alliance
January 01, 2010
Thanks to Long Island’s diverse and impressive cultural institutions, residents don’t have to go far to see a Rodin or hear Rachmaninoff. The challenge for these institutions, as non-profit organizations, is that they often end up competing against each other for private funding and public attention.
The Long Island Arts Alliance was conceived as a way to bring these groups together, enable them to pool their marketing resources, and work together to increase awareness and tourist dollars. Farrell Fritz helped to bring the Alliance to life. On a pro bono basis, members of our tax practice group, including Louis Vlahos, who laid the legal groundwork for its incorporation, are helping it to attain tax-exempt status. Together with Steven Davi, counsel in the firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment groups, they have provided ongoing guidance on employment and other corporate matters.
Steve represented the Alliance when penalties were assessed against it by the state workers’ compensation board and disability benefits bureau. Thanks to his efforts, all of the penalties were rescinded and the matters dismissed.